Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year 6
Bach: Cantatas, BWV 179, 35, 164 & 17 (2007) Dominik Wörner (baritone), Ewald Demeyere (organ), Gerlinde Sämann (soprano), Jan Kobow (tenor), La Petite Bande, Petra Noskaiova (alto), Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor). Thankfully, Sigiswald Kuijken doesn't feel the overwhelming urge to record every extant sacred cantata by J. S. Bach. That project would have consumed years of his life - and at best only equaled the achievements of other, earlier explorers. By choosing to record only enough cantatas to span a single liturgical year of Sundays plus the major holy days, Kuijken has restricted the number of discs to 20, reduced the number of performers to one singer to a part, and exponentially increased the musical intensity. Volume five, this volume, includes the four cantatas for the 11th through 14th Sundays after Trinity: Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179; Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35; I hr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164; and Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17. As with any four Bach cantatas, these are all very different from one another.